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Embraer Executive Jet Services Joins the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities

Release Date: 12/14/2010
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421, harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

(Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – December 14, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes Embraer Executive Jet Services (EEJS) as the newest environmental steward to join the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP). As an EPA partner EEJS will recycle fluorescent lamps and aircraft batteries, ensuring safe reuse of lead and mercury.

“Protecting the environment is a team effort,” said Gwen Keyes Fleming, Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4. “EPA is pleased to welcome Embraer as a new partner in the fight to reduce pollution and create a cleaner, healthier environment.”

The two EEJS operations are located at: Hollywood International Airport in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz. As part of their commitment to the NPEP program, the two facilities plan to recycle over 200 pounds of lead. EEJS facilities are dedicated to full-service care for the company’s Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 450, Legacy 500 and Legacy 600 executive jet. These facilities are part of multiple investment initiatives pursued by Embraer to support growing number of executive jet customers.

EPA formed the NPEP to pursue the goal of reducing the use or release of 31 highly toxic, priority chemicals found in America’s manufacturing processes. It has established a National Waste Minimization Goal to act as a measurement of program success. The goal is to work with industry and the public to reduce the use or release of 4 million pounds of priority chemicals by 2011.

Embraer is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, and Defense and Government segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide.

More about the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities is available at http://www.epa.gov/waste/partnerships/npep/index.htm.